Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

Nazis Are Actually Fine Now, According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League

If you happened to be alive during the years of 2016 to 2020, you can probably recall the routine issuance of frantic bulletins that “Nazis” were suddenly on the march in the US. Not just that some ludicrous, ragtag group of self-identified Nazis could be occasionally spotted in the wild — which had always been […]

Inflation Crisis: People Facing ‘Real Food Poverty for the First Time in a Generation’ – Supermarket Boss

The head of Tesco has warned that people in the UK are facing “real food poverty for the first time in a generation”.

Afghanistan: Americans Loot Poverty-Stricken Afghans

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 changed our world permanently. Although those who staged those events have not yet been identified, Washington unequivocally declared a “war on terror”, directed at the overthrow of Al Qaeda (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) and the Taliban regime (banned in Russia), supported by American satellites. But it is […]

Covid lockdowns plunged nearly a million people into poverty, warns think tank

Devastating impact of curbs laid bare in research as Tory peer warns more measures could reverse gains made since rules were eased in spring By Edward Malnick, 25 December 2021 The Legatum Institute’s paper said that the ‘deterioration of the labour market’ caused by the Covid response had ‘a significant impact on poverty’ Credit: Reuters/Phil […]

A New Campaign Fights To Stop The Criminalization Of Poverty

Above Photo: MediaNews Group via Creative Commons. Housing Not Handcuffs. The effort is targeting laws that criminalize activities engaged in by people experiencing homelessness and encouraging an increase in affordable housing. Anew campaign, Housing Not Handcuffs, is attempting to stop the criminalization of homelessness and poverty in the United States. Led by the National Homelessness Law Center, […]

US Isn’t Prepared For Climate Disasters That Push People Deeper Into Poverty

Above photo: People wade through high water to evacuate a flooded home in LaPlace, La., after Hurricane Ida struck. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images. Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2021, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city. This time the levees held. Billions of dollars invested in reinforcing […]

Hunger, Poverty, Malnutrition Have Increased In Brazil: Lula

During a meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron held in Paris on Wednesday, Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva denounced that malnutrition, hunger, and poverty have increased in Brazil since rightist Jair Bolsonaro came to power in January 2019. “A few weeks ago, Bolsonaro was ignored because the French president refused to receive him at […]

Yemen on the Brink of Disaster, Poverty, and Extinction

UNICEF Spokesperson James Elder has just returned from Yemen with some tragic news about children living in what the United Nations calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva, he said: “The Yemen conflict has just hit another shameful milestone: 10,000 children have been killed or maimed since […]

The Democrats’ one chance to cut child poverty in half

[embedded content] The Biden administration has a plan that is estimated to cut child poverty in half. And it’s already in place. It’s called the Child Tax Credit. Here’s how it works. Parents of children aged 6 and younger across the country are receiving direct payments of up to $300 per month per child, or $3,600 per […]

Poverty Point Mound Research Helps Smash Old Paradigms

Archaeologists in North America have presented evidence of “sophisticated engineering” amongst the mound building culture. It is hoped that the new findings will help eradicate the historical hangover that still looms over many institutions and books, that Native American cultures were primitive, or “simple”, according to the researchers. The Poverty Point archaeological site in northern […]

Iranian President Pledges to Wipe Out Poverty, Discrimination during Sistan-And-Baluchestan Visit

September 03, 2021 By Staff, Agencies Iranian President Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi visited the Islamic Republic’s remotest border province of Sistan and Baluchestan, where he pledged to wipe out poverty and discrimination as he talked to locals to get to understand the problems and challenges of living in the deprived province. Raisi arrived in Sistan and […]

The Eradication Of Extreme Poverty In China

Above photo: Women who migrated to the Wangjia community participate in local activities at the community centre in Tongren City, Guizhou Province, April 2021. The Greatest Anti-Poverty Achievement in History. On 25 February 2021, the Chinese government announced that extreme poverty had been abolished in China, a country of 1.4 billion people. This historic victory […]

Nicaragua’s Sandinistas Battle ‘Diabolical’ US Empire And Poverty

The Grayzone Reports From Nicaragua On The 42nd Anniversary Of The Sandinista Revolution. Nicaraguans Discuss Their Improved Quality Of Life, President Ortega Condemns The Dictatorial US “Empire That Wants To Dominate All Countries,” And Vice President Murillo Declares Poverty An Imperialist “Crime Against Humanity.” Managua, Nicaragua – 42 years after the victory of the Sandinista […]

Gaza’s poverty rate is higher now than during the peak of the pandemic

The Latest: 343,710 Palestinians tested positive for COVID-19; 337,824 recoveries; 3,845 deaths Of those who tested positive, 199,913 live in the West Bank, 114,956 live in Gaza, and 28,841 live in East Jerusalem 844,989 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19; 834,687 recoveries; 6,432 deaths The delta variant has locked down an entire West Bank city. While […]

China Pulls Itself Out Of Poverty 100 Years Into Its Revolution

Above Photo: Hou Bo – Public Domain. On February 25, 2021, China’s President Xi Jinping announced that his country of 1.4 billion people had pulled its people out of poverty as it is defined internationally. Since 1981, 853 million Chinese people have lifted themselves out of poverty thanks to large-scale interventions from both the Chinese state and the Communist Party of […]

State Of The World: Poverty Is Widespread

Above photo: Daily Mail. “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings” (former South African President, Nelson Mandela)  The world’s population was about 7.8 billion people in 2020. About 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and […]

Water poverty continues to grow in the US

Does the United States have a water issue? It may seem like such concerns are confined to underdeveloped areas in other countries, but America isn’t immune to challenges with water — and that’s true across various communities. The reasons vary, as well. Besides contaminants like lead, price has become a significant barrier for Americans. That’s […]

Biden To Solve Poverty With One Trillion Dollar Per Hour Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amid growing concerns that record federal spending could cause Americans’ hard-earned money to become worthless, Biden announced his new plan that will save everyone and end poverty forever: a one trillion dollar minimum wage.  “Listen, folks, it’s real simple. Just give everyone a trillion dollars every hour and they’ll have all the money they need!” […]

China Offers To Tutor Planet Following Extreme Poverty Elimination

Above photo: Moira Shaw/AFP. Home to nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, China’s social policies have a dramatic effect on humanity as a whole. Despite a shift toward allowing capitalist markets in the late 1970s, the socialist state has still accounted for nearly three-quarters of global poverty elimination since then. China’s State Council Information Office […]

7 Types of “Poverty Consciousness” and How to Unravel It

March 23rd, 2021 By Open Contributing Writer for Wake Up World We’re moving into times of great uncertainty as the old reality construct we’re living in is progressively unwinding. This is already making plenty of people anxious and to varying degrees, worried about their future. This in itself begins to close down the field around you, creating […]

90-year-old who saved Jew in Holocaust found living in poverty in Belarus

A 90-year-old woman who risked her life to save a Jewish girl during the Holocaust was found living in poverty in the town of Hlusk in Belarus, the From the Depths organization announced on Wednesday. In 1998, Yad Vashem honored Lyubov Volchek as a Righteous Among the Nations, an honor given to those who provided […]

US voters want government funding to go to healthcare, education, and fighting poverty

A new Hill-HarrisX poll was released earlier this week revealing a majority of U.S. voters would like government funds to go to healthcare, education, and fighting poverty.  As The Hill reported:  Fifty-seven percent of registered voters said the government spends too little on anti-poverty in the Feb. 12-15 survey. Fifty-six percent of respondents said the […]

We Eradicated TB, But Poverty Brought It Back. Will COVID-19 Be The Same?

Stevie Miller had been suffering from a nagging, hacking cough for about a year when the blackouts started. He’d stand up and suddenly crumple in a heap on the ground, then come to moments later feeling dazed, with no clue about what had just happened. He began to experience these episodes more frequently, up to […]

Protesters swarm streets of Tunisia over poverty, police brutality and a botched Covid-19 response (VIDEOS)

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Tunisia to vent their ire at social inequality, police brutality and a lackluster response to the coronavirus pandemic which has exacerbated economic woes in the country. Police have engaged in increasingly violent nightly clashes with protesters in recent days, amid weeks of demonstrations.  The situation escalated […]

The US Undercounts People In Poverty By 106 Million

Above photo: Belongings on the lawn of an evicted house in Detroit. Peek Creative Collective / Shutterstock.com. Suppose the total annual income of a family composed of a mother, father, great-aunt, and two children living outside of a major metropolitan area came to $32,000 in 2019. Although their income might be significantly lower than the […]

Thomas Kennington’s Pictures of Poverty and Hope

‘Portrait of Red Bearded Man’ (1875) by Thomas Kennington. Not a single image of the artist to be found online, was this a self-portrait though? Thomas Kennington was an artist who, in spite of being a very high profile painter (judging by the outstanding portraits he created), dedicated many of his works to serious social […]

Israeli soup kitchens ‘can’t keep up’ with rising demand amid COVID-19 poverty

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Added Poverty From Corona Lockdowns Killing 15,000 Children Per Day, German Dentist Claims

Iowa Climate Science Education Dr. Ulrich Keck called in on a German ARD public television talk show to express his views on the new lockdown that has just been imposed across Germany. According to the German dentist (65), the lockdowns are causing more harm than the disease itself due to the added massive poverty they […]

COVID-19 will push as many as 150 million people into extreme poverty by 2021 | World Bank & RT.com

Liberty International Blog Extreme global poverty is expected to rise in 2020 for the first time in over 20 years due to the disruption caused by the “extraordinary” coronavirus crisis, the World Bank has warned. According to a new report, the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to push an additional 88 million to 115 million people into […]

Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into ‘Extreme Poverty’ By 2021

Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into ‘Extreme Poverty’ By 2021 Above photo: A man wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 in Manila, Philippines on March 18, 2020. Maria Tan via Getty Images. “Early evidence also suggests that the crisis is poised to increase inequality in […]

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